CURA's Michelle Davies, an MA student at Memorial University (supervised by Dr. Lisa Rankin) recently presented a paper titled "Changing Relations: Women's Work Brought to Light in 18th Century Labrador" at the Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference in St. John's, NL.
Her paper was co-awarded The Vice-President (Research) Prize. Congratulations, Michelle!
Digging into the Past.
From The Aurora 21 January 2013, pp. A3-A4.
Archeology Team Uncovering Coastal History.
From The Labradorian 21 Jan 2013
There will be a viewing of CURA's film The People of NunatuKavut with an introduction by Dr. Lisa Rankin, at the University center (UC-3018) MUN, St. John's campus on Mar 21, 2013 at 10:10-11:00 am.
The film will be shown as part of "United we stand: An Event to Celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racism." The event features Inuit games, craft tables, traditional dance, booths and presentations, and international and Aboriginal food for sale. For more information on the event and a full agenda see:
A docudrama chronicling the story of the Inuit/Metis of Southern Labrador. There will be a free public viewing of The People of NunatuKavut at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley, Goose Bay on Saturday Feb. 9 at 2pm. A reception will follow.
Also view a pdf version of the poster advertising the free public viewing. Please feel free to print and post in appropriate locations.
History of Inuit Métis in Southern Labrador comes to life.
From Industry Canada IC Headlines May 2012, pp. 1-2.
(Northern Pen, Monday, June 27, 2011, p. 6, Section B.)
Field Notes - “The lost portrait”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 25, 2011, p. 5, Section B.)
Field Notes - “How the Inuit came to Northeastern Canada”
(Northern Pen, Monday, August 1, 2011, p. 4, Section B.)
Field Notes - “The end of the field season”
(Northern Pen, Monday, September 26, 2011, p. 12, Section B.)
Come and hear about our discoveries... All are welcome!
We will be in:
Mary's Harbour on Nov. 25 at 2 pm, Riverlodge Hotel
Port Hope Simpson on Nov. 26 at 11 am, Alexis Hotel
St. Lewis on Nov. 26 at 2 pm, St. Lewis Academy
Charlottetown on Nov. 26 at 8 pm, Recreation Centre
Pinsent's Arm on Nov. 27 at 2 pm, Community Hall
Cartwright on Nov. 28 at 11 am, Cartwright Hotel
Also view the Poster Version advertising these community workshops. Please feel free to print and post in appropriate locations.
In his article from Labrador Life Allan Bock examines how university researchers have teamed up with communities in southern Labrador to better understand the roots of Inuit -European ancestry.
Birth of a park. A wilderness trekker explores the genesis of the next jewel in the Parks Canada crown: Labrador's Mealy Mountains.
By Jerry Kobalenko. From Canadian Geographic Vol. 131, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 36-48.
(Also view a shortened version of this article on the Canadian Geographic web site at: http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/apr11/mealy_mountains_labrador.asp.)
To view the video of Marianne Stopp's 2010 dig visit the CURA in the Movies page.
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 12, 2010, p. 2, Section B.)
Field Notes - “The second in a series on an archaeological dig on North Island.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 19, 2010, p. 8, Section A.)
Field Notes - “Old and new worlds combine.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 26, 2010, p. 8, Section B.)
Field Notes - “Culture is a 'child of the past'.”
(Northern Pen, n.d.)
Field Notes - “Archaelogy still digging up gems from history.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, August 30, 2010, p. 13, Section A.)
Field Notes - “Farewell Field Notes.”
(Northern Pen, Tuesday, September 7, 2010, p. 5, Section A.)
Lisa Rankin, Mario Blaser, Derek Norman and Eliza Brandy went to Cartwright in February to hold a second video workshop for high school students. This workshop focused on editing films shot by the students over the winter. This was again part of the SSHRC-funded project “Identify Yourself”, in which students produce short films on the broad themes of being Metis and living in southern Labrador. The crew also took a trip out to the site of Indian Harbour by skidoo, under the capable guidance of Doris and Lew Davis, where they did some filming. Photos from the trip can be seen in the CURA in the Movies and Photo Gallery sections of the site.